The ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP; French:
* 1 Overview
* 2 History
* 2.1 Founding * 2.2 Post-war * 2.3 Modern era * 2.4 Notable cases
* 3 History of the RCMP uniform
* 3.1 Tunic * 3.2 Hat * 3.3 Breeches * 3.4 Boots * 3.5 Spurs * 3.6 Everyday Uniform * 3.7 Decorations
* 4 Women in the RCMP
* 5 Military status
* 5.1 Service in wartime * 5.2 Honours
* 6 Legacy
* 7 Organization
* 7.1 International * 7.2 National * 7.3 Divisions * 7.4 Detachments * 7.5 Personal Protection Group
* 8 Personnel
* 8.1 Regular members * 8.2 Auxiliary constables and other staff * 8.3 Ranks
* 9 Equipment and vehicles
* 9.1 Land fleet * 9.2 Marine craft * 9.3 Aircraft fleet
* 9.4 Weapons and intervention options
* 9.4.1 Past weapons and intervention options * 9.4.2 Ceremonial weapons and symbols of office
* 10 Popular awareness of the RCMP
* 10.1 Early depictions * 10.2 Modern culture * 10.3 Mountie merchandise * 10.4 Trademark
* 11 Controversies and criticism * 12 Fallen officers and civilian members * 13 See also * 14 References * 15 External links
The Royal Canadian Mounted
Despite its name, the RCMP is not an actual mounted police , with horses only being used at ceremonial events. The predecessor NWMP and RNWMP had relied on horses for transport for most of their history, though the RNWMP was switching to automobiles at the time of the merger.
As Canada's national police force, the RCMP is primarily responsible
for enforcing federal laws throughout
The two most populous provinces,
The RCMP is responsible for an unusually large breadth of duties.
Under their federal mandate, the RCMP police throughout Canada,
Under provincial and municipal contracts the RCMP provides front-line
policing in all areas outside of
RCMP Security Service was a specialized political intelligence
and counterintelligence branch with national security
responsibilities, replaced by the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service in 1984, following revelations of illegal covert operations
relating to the
Prime Minister Sir
John A. Macdonald
The force added "Royal" to its name in 1904. It merged with the Dominion Police, the main police force for all points east of Manitoba, in 1920 and was renamed as the "Royal Canadian Mounted Police". The new organization was charged with federal law enforcement in all the provinces and territories, and immediately established its modern role as protector of Canadian national security, as well as assuming responsibility for national counterintelligence .
As part of its national security and intelligence functions, the RCMP
infiltrated ethnic or political groups considered to be dangerous to
Canada. This included the Communist Party of
In 1935, the RCMP, collaborating with the Regina Police Service , crushed the On-to-Ottawa Trek by sparking the Regina Riot, in which one city police officer and one protester were killed. The Trek, which had been organized to call attention to the abysmal conditions in relief camps, therefore failed to reach Ottawa, but nevertheless had profound political reverberations.
The RCMP employed special constables to assist with strikebreaking in the interwar period. For a brief period in the late 1930s, a volunteer militia group, the Legion of Frontiersmen were affiliated with the RCMP. Many members of the RCMP belonged to this organization, which was prepared to serve as an auxiliary force. In later years, special constables performed duties such as policing airports and, in some Canadian provinces, the court houses.
In 1932, men and vessels of the Preventive Service, National Revenue,
were absorbed, creating the RCMP Marine Section. The acquisition of
the RCMP schooner St. Roch facilitated the first effective patrol of
Following the 1945 defection of Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko , and his revelations of espionage, the RCMP Security Service implemented measures to screen out "subversive" elements from the public sector.
In the late 1970s, revelations surfaced that the RCMP Security
Service force had in the course of their intelligence duties engaged
in crimes such as burning a barn and stealing documents from the
A member of the RCMP rides at the 2008 Calgary Stampede
In 1993, the
Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), were transferred
Canadian Forces (CF), creating a new unit called Joint Task
Force 2 (JTF2). JTF2 inherited some equipment and SERT's former
training base near
In 2006, the
On June 3, 2013, the RCMP renamed its 'A' Division to National Division and tasked it with handling corruption cases "at home and abroad".
On December 6, 2006, RCMP Commissioner
Giuliano Zaccardelli resigned
after admitting that his earlier testimony about the Maher Arar
terrorist case was inaccurate. The RCMP's actions were scrutinized by
the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in
Two officers were found guilty of perjury and sentenced to jail for their actions in the 2007 Robert Dziekański Taser incident in Vancouver.
In 2007, the RCMP was named Newsmaker of the Year by The Canadian Press .
* The American stagecoach robber
Bill Miner was captured by the RCMP
* Albert Johnson, known as the
Mad Trapper of Rat River , was killed
in a shoot-out with the RCMP in 1932.
* RCMP officers in
HISTORY OF THE RCMP UNIFORM
RCMP officer in dress uniform
The RCMP are famous for their distinctive dress uniform, or "Review Order," popularly known as the "Red Serge." It has a high collared scarlet tunic, midnight blue breeches with yellow leg stripe, Sam Browne belt with white sidearm lanyard , oxblood riding boots (possibly with spurs), brown felt campaign hat (wide, flat brimmed) with the characteristic "Montana crease", and brown gloves (with brown leather gauntlets for riders). Members wear the Review Order during the Musical Ride , an equestrian drill in which mounted members show their riding skills and handling of the cavalry lance. On normal duties, the RCMP uses standard police methods, equipment, and uniforms. The RCMP uses horses for ceremonial operations such as escorting the Governor General's open landau to the Opening of Parliament.
Red Serge tunic that identified the NWMP and later the RNWMP and
RCMP, is the standard British military pattern (based on the civilian
Norfolk jacket ). Originally kitted from militia stores, the NWMP
later adopted a standard style that emphasized the force's British
heritage and differentiated it from the blue American military
uniforms. In 1904, dark blue shoulder straps and collars replaced the
uniform's scarlet facings when King
Members once wore a white haversack on top of this jacket and white gauntlets , which contrasted with the red tunic. The modern dress uniform replaces these easily-dirtied items with brown leather riding gloves and carrying pouches on the belt.
Although the NWMP contingent at
The NWMP wore buff or steel grey breeches until they adopted dark blue breeches with yellow-gold strapping (stripes). Members often exchanged kit with U.S. cavalry units, and while some believe this was the source for the breeches, the NWMP considered adopting blue breeches with a white strap. Dark blue with yellow-gold strapping is a British cavalry tradition, and most cavalry (later armoured) regiments' dress uniforms feature yellow stripes.
Black riding boots changed to the modern brown style called "Strathcona Boots" or informally as "high browns" (See link to Lord Strathcona\'s Horse ) and the original crossbelts changed to the brown Sam Browne type. The brown colour of the boots and belt the RCMP wear with the Red Serge are from members who applied coats of polish, often during training at Depot Division.
The RCMP's original spurs, known as "long shank spurs," were solid
nickel. Their owners occasionally had their regimental number engraved
on the inside, and some replaced the rowel with a US buffalo nickel
to complement the Mounted
Sidearms are standard now, but were often not worn in the early years.
RCMP in everyday uniform
The everyday uniform is a grey shirt with dark blue tie, dark blue trousers with gold strapping, regular patrol boots called "ankle boots," regular duty equipment, and a regular policeman's style cap. Members on operational duty wear a blue Gore-Tex open-collar jacket (patrol jacket), while sergeants major and certain non-commissioned officers (NCOs) involved in recruit training or media relations wear a dark blue jacket (blue serge). Depending on their duties, officers wear white shirts and the patrol jacket or blue serge. During the summer, officers wear a tie with a short-sleeved shirt, and other members wear short-sleeved shirts. Winter dress is a long-sleeved shirt without tie for all members except officers, who wear a tie with the long-sleeved shirt. In colder weather, members may wear heavier boots, winter coats (storm coats) and a fur cap.
In 1990, Baltej Singh Dhillon became the RCMP's first
Despite ongoing pressure from groups such as the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, the RCMP uses muskrat fur in their winter dress uniform. The RCMP originally decided not to use fur, but the government overruled them.
The RCMP awards its Royal Canadian Mounted
WOMEN IN THE RCMP
On May 23, 1974, RCMP Commissioner Maurice Nadon announced that the RCMP would accept applications from women as regular members of the force. Troop 17 was the first group of 32 females at Depot in Regina on September 18 and 19, 1974 for regular training. This first all-female troop graduated from Depot on March 3, 1975. RCMP officer, 2011
After initially wearing different unflattering uniforms, women officers were finally issued the standard RCMP uniforms. Now all officers are identically attired, with two exceptions. The ceremonial dress uniform, or "walking-out order", for female members has a long, blue skirt and higher-heeled slip-on pumps plus small black clutch purse (however, in 2012 the RCMP began to allow women to wear trousers and boots with all their formal uniforms. ) The second exception is the official maternity uniform for pregnant female officers assigned to administrative duties.
The following years saw the first women attain certain positions.
* 1981: corporal, musical ride * 1987: foreign post * 1990: detachment commander * 1992: commissioned officer * 1998: Assistant Commissioner
From December 15, 2006, to July 2007, Beverley Busson served as interim Commissioner of the RCMP, making her the first woman to hold the top position in the force. She was replaced by William J. S. Elliott on July 6, 2007, (Elliott was sworn in on July 16—the first civilian to lead the RCMP.)
Guidon of the RCMP
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NICKNAME(S) The Mounties
MOTTO(S) Maintiens le droit (Defending the law)
BATTLE HONOURS see Battle honours
Current commander Bob Paulson (Commissioner)
COMMISSIONER-IN-CHIEF HM The Queen
HONORARY COMMISSIONER HRH The Prince of Wales
HONORARY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER HRH The Earl of Wessex
Although the RCMP is a civilian police force, in 1921, following the
service of many of its members during the First World War , King
SERVICE IN WARTIME
During the Second Boer War, members of the North-West Mounted Police were given leaves of absence to join the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) and Strathcona\'s Horse . The force raised the Canadian Mounted Rifles, mostly from NWMP members, for service in South Africa. For the CMR's distinguished service there, King Edward VII honoured the NWMP by changing the name to the ROYAL NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE (RNWMP) on June 24, 1904.
During the First World War, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
(RNWMP) conducted border patrols, surveillance of enemy aliens , and
enforcement of national security regulations within Canada. However,
RNWMP officers also served overseas. On August 6, 1914, a squadron of
volunteers from the RNWMP was formed to serve with the Canadian Light
Horse in France. In 1918, two more squadrons were raised, A SQUADRON
for service in
In September 1939, at the outset of the Second World War, the
Canadian Army had no military police. Five days after war was declared
the Royal Canadian Mounted
The Royal Canadian Mounted
In 1975, the RCMP dedicated a memorial beside the Fred Light Museum
Battleford , Saskatchewan, consisting of a cemetery with gate,
cairn and list of honour plaque to the members of the North-West
The RCMP International Operations Branch assists the Liaison Officer (LO) Program to deter international crime relating to Canadian criminal laws. The IOB is a section of the International Policing, which is part of the RCMP Federal and International Operations Directorate. Thirty-seven Liaison Officers are placed in 23 other countries and are responsible for organizing Canadian investigations in other countries, developing and maintaining the exchange of criminal intelligence , especially national security with other countries, to provide assistance in investigations that directly affect Canada, to coordinate and assist RCMP officers on foreign business and to represent the RCMP at international meetings. Liaison Officers are located in: RCMP Pipe Band
* Africa "> National Division building in
* National Division (formerly A Division): National Capital Region
(Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec)
* B Division:
Newfoundland and Labrador
The RCMP formerly had many single-officer detachments in small, isolated rural communities, but in 2012 the RCMP announced that it would be closing these detachments as it moves to have all detachments with a minimum of three Mounties.
The largest single RCMP detachment is in the City of Surrey in
PERSONAL PROTECTION GROUP
The Personal Protection Group or PPG is a 180-member group responsible for security details for VIPs, the prime minister, and the governor general. It was created after the 1995 incident at 24 Sussex Drive .
Units under the PPG consists of:
* PRIME MINISTER PROTECTIVE DETAIL provides bodyguards to protect
the Prime Minister of
New recruits at academy
As of September 1, 2015 , the RCMP employed 28,461 men and women, including police officers, civilian members, and Public Service Employees .
Actual personnel strength by ranks:
* Commissioner 1
* Deputy commissioner 7
* Assistant commissioner 26
* Chief superintendent 58
* Superintendent 179
* Corps sergeant major 1
* Sergeants major 1
* Staff sergeants major 13
* Staff sergeants 812
* Sergeants 1,923
* Corporals 3,377
* Constables 11,491
The term regular member, or RM, originates from the RCMP Act and refers to the 18,988 regular RCMP officers who are trained and sworn as peace officers , and include all the ranks from constable to commissioner. They are the police officers of the RCMP and are responsible for investigating crime and have the authority to make arrests. RMs operate in over 750 detachments, including 200 municipalities and more than 600 Aboriginal communities. RMs are normally assigned to general policing duties at an RCMP detachment for a minimum of three years. These duties allow them to experience a broad range of assignments and experiences, such as responding to alarms, foot patrol, bicycle patrol, traffic enforcement, collecting evidence at crime scenes, testifying in court, apprehending criminals and plain clothes duties. Regular members also serve in over 150 different types of operational and administrative opportunities available within the RCMP, these include: major crime investigations, emergency response, forensic identification, forensic collision reconstruction , international peacekeeping, bike or marine patrol, explosives disposal and police dog services. Also included are administrative roles including human resources, corporate planning, policy analysis and public affairs.
AUXILIARY CONSTABLES AND OTHER STAFF
Besides the regular RCMP officers, several types of designations exist which give them assorted powers and responsibilities over policing issues.
Currently, there are:
* Community Constables: not reported
* Reserve Constables : not reported
* Auxiliary Constables : 2,400+
* Community Safety Officers: 16
* Aboriginal Community Constables: 7
Community Constables (CC) A new designation introduced in 2014 as a replacement to the Community Safety Officers crime prevention; traffic support; community policing and investigation support. They are peace officers but are not police officers. CSOs are appointed as special constable under the RCMP Act. The CSO program is scheduled to be dismantled in 2015. Aboriginal Community Constables (ACC) A pilot program that began in April 2011 where ACCs are armed, uniformed peace officers who are engaged in policing activities in their home First Nations and Inuit communities in Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Alberta, and Nunavut. Their function is to engage their communities in active crime prevention/reduction activities, and building positive relationships between their communities and the RCMP but can also provide tactical, enforcement and investigational support to core resources as a secondary function. The program is scheduled to be merged into the Community Constable program in 2015. Special constables (S/Cst.) Employees of the RCMP, they have varied duties depending on where they are deployed, but are often given this designation because of an expertise they possess which needs to be applied in a certain area. For example, an Aboriginal person might be appointed a special constable in order to assist regular members as they police an Aboriginal community where English is not well understood, and where the special constable speaks the language well. From the early years of policing in northern Canada, and well into the 1950s, local aboriginal people were hired by the RCMP as special constables and were employed as guides and to obtain and care for sled dog teams. Many of these former special constables still reside in the North to this day and are still involved in regimental functions of the RCMP. Civilian members of the RCMP While not delegated the powers of police officers, they are instead hired for their specialized scientific, technological, communications and administrative skills. Since the RCMP is a multi-faceted law enforcement organization with responsibilities for federal, provincial and municipal policing duties, it offers employment opportunities for civilian members as professional partners within Canada's national police force.
Civilian members represent approximately 14% of the total RCMP employee population, and are employed within RCMP establishments in most geographical areas of Canada. The following is a list of the most common categories of employment that may be available to interested and qualified individuals.
* Telecommunications Operator ( Dispatcher )
* Forensic Identification Services * Instrument Technology * Document Examination * Counterfeit Analysis * Firearms Technology * Electronics Technology * Information Technology * Communications * Computer Systems Development * Telecommunications * Information Services/Public Affairs
Public Service Employees Also referred to as Public Servants, PSes or PSEs, they provide much of the administrative support for the RCMP in the form of detachment clerks and other administrative support at the headquarters level. They are not police officers, do not wear a uniform, have no police authority and are not bound by the RCMP Act. Municipal Employees
Abbreviated as "ME" they are found in RCMP detachments where a contract exists with a municipality to provide front-line policing. MEs are not actually employees of the RCMP, but are instead employed by the local municipality to work in the RCMP detachment. They conduct the same duties that a PSE would and are required to meet the same reliability and security clearance to do so. Many detachment buildings house a combination of municipal and provincially funded detachments, and therefore there are often PSEs and MEs found working together in them.
The rank system of the RCMP illustrates their origin as a
paramilitary force. The insignia were based upon the Canadian Army
The numbers are current as of September 1, 2015:
COMMISSIONER DEPUTY COMMISSIONER ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT SUPERINTENDENT INSPECTOR
COMMISSAIRE SOUS-COMMISSAIRE COMMISSAIRE ADJOINT SURINTENDANT PRINCIPAL SURINTENDANT INSPECTEUR
1 7 26 58 179 348
CORPS SERGEANT MAJOR SERGEANT MAJOR STAFF SERGEANT MAJOR STAFF SERGEANT SERGEANT CORPORAL CONSTABLE
SERGENT-MAJOR DU CORPS SERGENT-MAJOR SERGENT-MAJOR D\'éTAT MAJOR SERGENT D\'éTAT-MAJOR SERGENT CAPORAL GENDARME
1 1 13 812 1,923 3,377 11,491
The ranks of inspector and higher are commissioned ranks and are appointed by the Governor-in-Council . Depending on the dress, badges are worn on the shoulder as slip-ons, on shoulder boards, or directly on the epaulettes . The lower ranks are non-commissioned officers and the insignia continues to be based on British army patterns. Since 1990, the non-commissioned officers' rank insignia has been embroidered on the epaulette slip-ons. Non-commissioned rank badges are worn on the right sleeve of the scarlet/blue tunic and blue jacket. The constables wear no rank insignia. There are also Special Constables, Reserve Constables, Auxiliary Constables, and Students who wear identifying insignia.
The Bath star represents the military Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath .
EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES
A Ford Taurus cruiser in an
RCMP Land Transport Fleet Inventory includes:
* Cars: 5,330 * Unmarked vehicles: 2,811 * Light Trucks: 2,090 * Heavy Trucks: 123 * SUVs: 616 * Motorcycles: 34 * Small snowmobiles: 481 * All-terrain vehicles: 181 * Gas railway car: 1 * Tractors: 27 * Buses: 3 * Total: 11,697
RCMP-CCG vessel Simmonds with CCGS Cape Hurd
The RCMP polices
Canadian Internal Waters , including the territorial
sea and contiguous zone as well as the
To meet these challenges, the RCMP operates what is known as the Marine Division, with five Robert Allan Ltd. –designed high-speed catamaran patrol vessels; Inkster and the Commissioner-class Nadon, Higgitt, Lindsay and Simmonds, based on all three coasts and manned by officers specially trained in maritime enforcement. Inkster is based in Prince Rupert, BC, Simmonds is stationed on Newfoundland's south coast, and the rest are on the Pacific Coast. Simmonds sports the RCMP badge, but is otherwise painted with Canadian Coast Guard colours and the marking COAST GUARD POLICE. The other four vessels are painted with blue and white RCMP colours.
The RCMP operates 377 smaller boats, defined as vessels less than 9.2 m (30 ft) long, at locations across Canada. This category ranges from canoes and car toppers to rigid-hulled inflatables and stable, commercially built, inboard/outboard vessels. Individual detachments often have smaller high-speed rigid-hulled inflatable boats and other purpose-built vessels for inland waters, some of which can be hauled by road to the nearest launching point.
RCMP SHIP FLEET SHIP NAME TYPE CLASS BASE SPECIFICATIONS PROPULSION TOP SPEED BUILDER YEAR COMMISSIONED CREW
Inkster Patrol vessel n/a Prince Rupert, BC 19.75 m (64.8 ft) fast patrol aluminum catamaran 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)+ Allied Shipbuilders Limited of North Vancouver, BC 1996 4
Nadon Patrol vessel Commissioner Class PV (Raven Class) Nanaimo, BC 17.7 m (58 ft) fast patrol catamaran 2 × 820 hp (610 kW) D2840 LE401 V-10 MAN Diesel engines 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) Robert Allan Ltd. 1991 4
Higgitt Patrol vessel Commissioner Class PV Campbell River, BC 17.7 m (58 ft) fast patrol catamaran 2 × 820 hp (610 kW) D2840 LE401 V-10 MAN Diesel engines 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) Robert Allan Ltd. 1992 4
Lindsay Patrol vessel Commissioner Class PV Patricia Bay , Victoria, BC 17.7 m (58 ft) fast patrol catamaran 2 × 820 hp (610 kW) D2840 LE401 V-10 MAN Diesel engines 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) Robert Allan Ltd. 1993 4
Simmonds Patrol vessel Commissioner Class PV South coast Newfoundland 17.7 m (58 ft) fast patrol catamaran 2 × 820 hp (610 kW) D2840 LE401 V-10 MAN Diesel engines 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) Robert Allan Ltd. 1995 4
RCMP Pilatus PC-12
As of June 2017 the RCMP had 35 aircraft (9 helicopters and 26
fixed-wing aircraft) registered with Transport
RCMP FLEET AIRCRAFT NUMBER VARIANTS NOTES
Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil 7 AS 350B3 Helicopter, AStar 350 or "Squirrel"
Cessna 208 Caravan 3 208, 208B Fixed wing, Caravan, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft
Eurocopter EC120 Colibri 2 EC 120B Light helicopter, "Hummingbird"
Pilatus PC-12 16 PC-12/45 , PC-12/47 , PC-12/47E Fixed wing, turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft
Quest Kodiak 1 100 Fixed wing, un-pressurized, turboprop-powered fixed-tricycle-gear, STOL
WEAPONS AND INTERVENTION OPTIONS
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Smith & Wesson Model 5906
* Smith & Wesson model 3953
Heckler & Koch MP5
Remington Model 700
The Mounties have been immortalized as symbols of Canadian culture in numerous Hollywood Northwestern movies and television series, which often feature the image of the Mountie as square-jawed, stoic, and polite, yet with a steely determination and physical toughness that sometimes appears superhuman. Coupled with the adage that the Mountie "always gets his man," the image projects them as fearsome, incorruptible, dogged yet gentle champions of the law. The RCMP's motto is actually Maintiens le droit, French for "Defending the Law". The Hollywood motto derives from a comment by a Montana newspaper, the Fort Benton Record: "They fetch their man every time".
Ralph Connor 's Corporal Cameron of the North-West Mounted
Police: A Tale of the MacLeod Trail appeared, becoming an
international best-selling novel. Mounties fiction became a popular
genre in both pulp magazines and book form. Among the best-selling
authors who specialized in tales of the Mounted
In other media, a famous example is the radio and television series ,
Sergeant Preston of the
A former Mounted
In 1959, the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadians also poke fun at the RCMP with Sergeant Renfrew and his
faithful dog Cuddles in various sketches produced by the Royal
Canadian Air Farce comedy troupe. On That \'70s Show Mounties were
played by SCTV alumni
Joe Flaherty and Dave Thomas . The British have
also exploited the myth: the
In comic books, the
In the early 1990s, Canadian professional wrestler Jacques Rougeau utilized the gimmick of "The Mountie" while wrestling for the WWF . He typically wore the Red Serge to the ring, and carried a shock stick as an illegal weapon. As his character was portrayed as an evil Mountie, the RCMP ultimately won an injunction preventing Rougeau from wrestling as this character in Canada, though he was not prevented from doing so outside the country. He briefly held the Intercontinental Championship in 1992.
The 1998 swan song of Nick Berry 's time on UK drama Heartbeat featured his character, Sergeant Nick Rowan, transferring to Canada and taking the rank of constable in the Mounties. The special telemovie was titled Heartbeat: Changing Places.
The 1994–98 TV series Due South paired a Mountie (and his deaf half-wolf) with a streetwise American detective cleaning up the streets of Chicago, mainly deriving its entertainment from the perceived differences in attitude between these two countries' police forces.
A pair of Mounties staffed the RCMP detachment in the fictional town of Lynx River , Northwest Territories, in the CBC series North of 60 . The series, which aired from 1992 to 1998, was about events in the mostly native community, but the Mounties featured prominently in each episode.
Another TV series from the 1990s, Bordertown featured a NWMP corporal
paired with a U.S. marshal securing law and order on a frontier
Brian De Palma film The Untouchables featured cooperation
between the Treasury Department task force, led by
The 1995 album C\'est Cheese by Canadian musical comedy group The Arrogant Worms includes "The Mountie Song", which tells the story of a dissatisfied Mountie.
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